Gluten Free Oatmeal Digestive Biscuits



of which Sugars2.4g2.6%
of which Saturates1.2g6.1%

Nutrients Proportions

  • carbs 48%
  • sugars 5%
  • fats 29%
  • saturates 3%
  • proteins 15%
  • fibers 9%
* All data is per serving
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Digestives are the classic British biscuits, perfect to dunk into afternoon tea. They were first made to aid digestion as they contain baking soda which neutralises acids.

These cookies are usually prepared with saturated fats, like butter and palm oil, and refined white sugar. We will instead propose an healthier variation that will give us vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free digestives. They will be perfect to enjoy at breakfast, on-the-go, or with your afternoon tea of course!

Our biscuits are prepared with rolled oat, nuts, and fruit, all nutritious ingredients which provide lots of fibres, healthy unsaturated fats, vitamins, and minerals.

These are some of the things we have done to make this recipe super healthy:

  • Used a gluten-free flour, made from ground rolled oat and mixed nuts

  • Replaced white sugar with applesauce which is made from cooked apple and it is naturally sweet

  • Replaced eggs with Flaxseeds (flax-egg), which are a good source of omega-3 and help make the recipe vegan.

That's it! Follow our simple steps below and you will crunching these goodies in no time. Once cooked, you can store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


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ALLERGY ADVICE: For allergens, see ingredients in bold
Water20 mL
Ground Flaxseeds0.5 tbsp
Rolled Oat165 g
Mixed Nuts60 g
Rapeseed Oil1 tbsp
Almond Butter35 g
Baking Soda0.25 tbsp

step 1

Prepare a ‘flaxegg’ by combining water with ground flaxseeds in a small bowl. Allow soaking in the fridge for 15 minutes.

In the meantime, add peeled and chopped apple to a pot and squeeze in the lemon. Cover with water and simmer until the apple chunks are soft and you can mash them with a fork.

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step 2

In the blender bowl, add oat and nuts, and blitz until you have a coarse flour (1).

Then, transfer the flour into a mixing bowl and add oil, almond butter, baking soda, the prepared applesauce, and the flaxseeds (2).

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step 3

Quickly incorporate the ingredients with the help of a spoon and then knead the dough with your hands.

Make sure the dough holds together and adjust the consistency with a splash of milk, if too dry, or ground oat, if too sticky.

Roll into a ball and cool in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. 

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step 4

Roll out the dough between two sheets of baking paper using a rolling pin to a 3-4mm thickness. Then, cut out the biscuits using a circular cookie cutter.

Roll the extra dough into a ball and repeat the step above.

Arrange the digestives over a baking tray lined with parchment paper (1).

Bake at 175°C (325°F) for 12-15 minutes (2).

Once cooked, transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool down and crisp up.

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Foodacious Tips

If you prefer a sweeter taste, just add a splash of maple syrup but increase the amount of dry ingredients accordingly.